With road trips, days on the trail, camping adventures, and plenty of time spent on the water, summer dog activities are simply the best. From advice to gear recommendations, we’ve scouted ahead so you can get the most out of this exciting season with your dog. Are you ready to dive in?
Summer Fun...Bring The Pup!
Longer days mean more time for adventures, and here at EzyDog, we know that adventures are always better with your four-legged friend beside you. We've rounded up three favorite dog friendly summer activities for you to explore with your best friend:
Dog Friendly Summer Road Trips
Car rides are a favorite activity for many dogs, aside from treats and time spent with their human. There's nothing like watching your dog jump for joy when you tell them you're going on a r-i-d-e! Once the windows are rolled down, seeing their smile in the wind is priceless as they stare out at the world whizzing by.
Buckle up...it's the law! Did you know that vehicle dog restraints have become the law in several states here in the US? As much as we love our pups to ride with us, you know how important it is to keep yourself and your dog safe while driving. Luckily, car safety can be a snap with our one-size-fits-all dog seat belt restraints. Protect your pup while out on the open road this summer, and ride in safety and style.
All dog friendly summer road trips should also consider the importance of maintaining your dog’s feeding schedule and keeping them hydrated. Collapsible food and water bowls can be a great way to save space on your journey!
Summer Dog Running
What do summer dog activities, running, and nature have in common? They're all good for the soul. Not only is running with your dog a great way to bond and stay active, but it can also provide mental stimulation for your furry friend. Dogs love to sniff and explore new environments, and running on different trails can provide them with new scents to discover.
Hands-free leashes can keep fast-paced adventures striding forward comfortably. A proper hydration plan and access to water is essential for keeping canine running buddies happy and healthy. An ultralight folding water bowl that can attach to your leash can help keep your dog hydrated for those extra miles.
Summer Hiking With Dogs
A slower, steadier approach to trail exploration is also a great way to get outside with your dog and soak up the sun. Exploring new outdoor trails can be a great break from your usual walk-around-the-block routine. With warmer weather and longer days arriving, the opportunities for dog friendly summer hiking are practically endless. Whether it's a new local trail you've never explored, a state park on your list, or a national park you've always dreamed of visiting, make sure to pack a reliable harness and leash so you can enjoy it with your furry friend!
Dog Trail Essentials:
Whether you’re hiking, running, or simply meandering through nature, these are some great items to consider adding to your dog’s gear selection:
Tips before you get going:
Summer Vacation With Dogs
Sometimes we’re due for a more relaxing summer, and so are our dogs. Sweet summertime at the beach is a welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle that offers us as much adventure as it does rest. We work hard to get to this season, where adventures and vacations with loved ones are often the hallmarks of our entire year.
Protect Your Pup From Harmful Rays
Hitting the beach is a favorite past-time for the endless summer seekers of the world. Every beach bum knows that seeing your dog run free on the shoreline and chase waves makes the heart swell with joy, but did you know that your dog can also suffer from sunburns, just like humans do?
Protect your dog from the sun and heat with the EzyDog Rashie Vest. Originally worn by surfers, it's now available for dogs to wear while conquering the waves. Keep your dog cool and safe on the beach with this water vest.
Dog Flotation Devices
Don't forget that safety comes first for the water-loving dogs who like to swim or hang out on the boat. We often think about PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices), but what about our furry friends?
Aside from seeking adventures with our dogs, our top priority here at EzyDog is keeping our best friends safe. That's why we created our Dog Flotation Devices (DFD for short!) with patented technology to ensure safety as a top priority. Pick up a DFD or a DFDx2 before you head out on the water this summer.
Keep The Pups Hydrated
If your trips to the beach tend to be an all-day affair, you know it's essential to pack like you mean it! For humans, this means bringing plenty of snacks, games, and drinks to stay hydrated.
What about your dog? Your pup needs to drink one ounce of water per pound of body weight daily. Don't forget to bring our Takeaway Water Bowl or Fold-A-Bowl along with you to keep your dog hydrated in the summer sun.
Bring The Toys
No trip to the beach is complete without a few toys. We have all the essentials to keep you and your pup occupied while splashing in the sun.
From all of us here at EzyDog, we hope your summer dog activities mold into lasting memories. Whether you're out on the road, hitting the trails, or hanging on the beach, enjoy all that this special season has to offer with your best friend beside you!
Now Go And Play!